WASHINGTON (Aug. 29, 2016) —Thailand's Vee Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd. is recalling 21 Taiga M/T light truck tires for possible sidewall blisters and interliner separation.
The tires, size LT225/75R16, were manufactured between Jan. 8 and March 1, 2015, Vee Tyre's New York office told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The integrity of the tires could be compromised at high speeds, causing a blowout, the tire maker said.
Production of the Taiga M/T tires ceased in March 2016, according to NHTSA's safety recall report.
Of the 21 tires imported, Vee has located and/or recovered 17. Vee reported 10 were sold, of which the company's distributor in Mississippi has recovered six. The company is “awaiting information on the status of the remaining four” and has seven more in its possession, Vee said.
The tires being recalled have the sidewall markings VT LT225/75R16 NR and date codes beginning 0108 and ending 033.
The distributor began notifying customers of the recall on May 25, 2016, NHTSA said. Vee Tyre is reimbursing the distributor 100 percent for the recalled tires, plus charges, services and fees, it said.
Owners of the tires may contact Vee Tyre's customer service line at 212-564-7575.
Vee is offering 100-percent credit for cost of the tire plus reimbursement for charges/services/fees.
In its correspondence with NHTSA, Vee said the sidewall of the affected tires may blister and the interliner may separate, compromising the integrity of the tires at high speeds.